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Susan Balenger

Postdoctoral Associate

My research addresses fundamental questions regarding the evolution and ecology of natural host-parasite relationships, with the ultimate goal of identifying how such relationships influence the evolution of sexually dimorphic traits and behaviors.  With Dr. Marlene Zuk, I am studying the rapid evolution of a call-less male morph in a cricket (Teleogryllus oceanicus) in response to an acoustically orienting parasitoid (Ormia ochracea).  



100 Ecology
1987 Upper Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN 55108